Johan van den Noort is a Dutch artist who has designed serveral solutions for flexible water managment that have been implemented all over the world. I visited him in his studio in Kampen to look at his flexible flood barrier and tsunami barrier.
The Japanse pavilion at the Biennale brings tears to your eyes. No matter how brave the attempts by Toyo Ito and Sanaa to rebuild the hard-hit area, nothing will give the people whose houses were devastated by the tsunami their lives back.
But you still have to try.